Sea of Suspicion (East Coast of Scotland #1)
Marine biologist Susie Cooper traded her life in America for a dream job on the rugged Scottish coast. Now all she lacks is the right man to start a family with. After their first meeting, she knows sexy Detective Inspector Nick Archer isn't what she's looking for. He's the type of guy whose idea of commitment is staying the whole night.
Nick has returned to St. Andrews fo...more
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St. Andrews is home of an ancient castle, ancient cathedral, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, and historic university. A university from which a royal romance blossomed between Prince William and Catherine Middleton. The same university that facilitates a murder mystery in SEA OF SUSPSICION. Even as the murder of a student unfolds, marine biologist Susie Cooper is attending a dinner party with colleagues where she meets Detective Inspector Ni ...more
The hero was too hung up over his wife who died twelve years ago. She cheated on him and was pregnant with her lover's child (her PH.D adviser) and he had already kicked her out. He became a cop and obsessed with proving the fact that his wife was murdered. He used the heroine as well stealing her key-card to break into the college where her wife's lover worked.
The heroine is pretty messed up as ...more
The best thing about this book is not just the well-drawn hero, Det. Insp. Nick Archer, or the heroine, Susie Cooper, a marine biologist, it's the well-drawn setting of St. Andrews, Scotland and the Gatty Marine Lab. It's not often in a romantic suspense you can learn so much about another country, marine biology, and feel you're intensely "in the action".
Toni Anderson has made her setting of St. Andrews the third character in this engaging romantic suspense, her first with Carina Press. I lov ...more
Marine biologist Susie Cooper has started a new job at the Gatty Marine Lab, eager to make her mark. Her mother is about to seek the presidential nomination back in the US, but Susie has no desire to ride on her famous coattails. Intelligent and resourceful in her own right, she takes a f ...more
Nick Archer is a driven man. A police detective, he has one thing on his mind – finding the proof he needs to get justice for his murdered wife. Despite the fact that over a decade has passed since her death, he is still relentless in his quest.
Dr. Susie Cooper also has ghosts in her past. Above all, however, she wants a family. She knows she's made mistakes, but she is ...more
She's a marine biologist specializing in Octopi--does that play into the story? No.
Everyone is a diver--any diving in the story? No.
Her mother is a high-powered politician--relevant? Not really.
His wife died twelve years ago--still a sore subject? YOU HAVE NO IDEA.
He's a dick, she's an icicle, they both have secrets, blah, blah, blah.
Everyone at the mari ...more
A fabulous, thoroughly satisfying read that I would r ...more
Made it to 43%, but I was gritting my teeth most of the way.
Interesting setting, and I would have liked to learn more about octopi.
But the characters are WAY too overwrought - EVERYBODY has a painful backstory, and the two MCs barely seem to be functioning adults, but are somehow successful at their careers and have friends who care for them.
I almost gave up when the heroine flipped out on the hero and said something like 'you don't love me and you'll never love me, because you're still in l ...more
I loved this story! The plot was amazing and kept twisting and just when I thought I might have a clue, something threw me completely off. The characters were incredible and I loved Susie and Nick, they were so broken but had made themselves into wonderful people, just needed each other to realize it. There was so much depth and complexity in this book and just a great read all around.
I highly recommended any book by Toni Anderson. With this book, I'v ...more
As for the suspense part of the story, I half guessed the ending correctly. Or should I say, I went where the author directly lead me and didn't have a clue about killer - whether the author was that good or I was that clueless, I don't know. But it made for a good reading experience for me, so I guess it doesn't matter!
As for the romance, it was a bit predi ...more
Part of this had to do with the obli ...more
Me encantó la química existente entre la pareja, aunque ciertamente me hizo falta algo para que terminara de cuajarme el romance. Tal vez, el que ambos tuvieran pasados tormentosos fue de algún modo lo que influyó en el desarrollo de la relación.
Los personajes secundarios, muy en su rol. Muy bien trabajados. Rafa me encantó. Creo que es un personaje al que se ...more
Interesting dialog,romance was fair.the subject material was great had to keep your full attention to the very end.just when you thought you had it oh contraire.should be fun fast reading
really enjoy author's style and creativity. wish some of her books were solely suspense and mystery minus the always inclusive sex really just how many ways can it be described without becoming boringly repetitive?? the suspense is always fresh and enjoyable
This is the first book I have read from Carina Press, so I do not know if this is typical of the publisher, or if it should be chalked up to author error, but there were several instances in the book where there would be a sudden scene shift from one paragrpah to another. In most books, this would be noted by a couple of lines between paragraphs, but it wasn't here and I found it quite jarring and even disorienting at times, as one sentence you were in the heroine's ...more
I received this book free of charge through Goodreads First Reads.
I wouldn't go out of the way and say that it blew me away....no.
But it has certainly got it's own charm which without doubt is captivating...
The mystery....is GOOD. I mean,the whole mystery and clues are right infront of your eyes...and yet you can't see them :-P
I mean at the end,you exclaim, "How the he'll didn't I see it???!!"
Yes....a book worth giving a try....absolutely...
Great job by the author...